Nowadays, the first thing to come to mind when I say "forest" is probably "fire." But it wasn't always this way.
Remember, before this summer, when the word "forest" meant hikes, jogs and bike rides? It meant butterflies, and freshly fallen snow. It was the home of majestic deer, bears and mountain lions. In short, it was why so many of us live here.
"Forest" meant "fun."
Well, the Trails and Open Space Coalition seems ready to bring back the old spirit with its Happy Trails fundraiser. The event promises all the good stuff: food, beer, chocolate, music, socializing in the great outdoors, and helping a good cause.
Tickets are $50 and reservations are required.